Is William Wilberforce relevant for today's society?

Wednesday 24 April 

CCLA One Angel Lane, London EC4R 3AB

3.00 - 5.30pm 

On the 24 February 1807, the House of Commons voted by 283 votes to 16 to end the trade in human slaves in all British territory. The principal opponent of the slave trade within Parliament and a leading figure in the diverse coalition of campaigners against the evil trade was a man named William Wilberforce. He worked closely with others building a broad coalition for the common good.

Wilberforce’s faith led him to campaign not only against slavery but also for wider moral reform of society and to his involvement in a range of organisations that are still going today.

What are the lessons can we learn from Wilberforce today? What about the continued challenges of modern slavery.

The Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, together with CCLA, are delighted to invite you to join us for:

Is William Wilberforce relevant for today’s society?

Who was he? What lessons can we learn from him? Are they relevant for today’s society?

Our speakers will be 

Revd Dr Richard Turnbull 

Lessons from Wilberforce's campaign against the slave trade 

Professor Dame Sara Thornton DBE QPM

Insights from the fight against modern slavery 

The event will be chaired by Alderman Robert Hughes-Penny and followed with a drinks reception and canapes